As people have already said, it makes no difference to the behaviour, except in the case of declaring multiple variables in one line. And, frankly, if you declare some Strings and some arrays of Strings, all in one line, you deserve to be forced to write Visual Basic for the rest of your career.
I think the "String args" version is one of the features of the Java language that was put in to help to make C programmers feel a bit more at home. It deserves to be ignored by all right-thinking Java programmers.
Just my humble opinion of course ;-) [ July 03, 2007: Message edited by: Peter Chase ]
Betty Rubble? Well, I would go with Betty... but I'd be thinking of Wilma.
I could hardly agree with you more, Peter Chase. It gets confusing when people writeOnly digits is an array. Even worse isThere everything is a  array except digits which is a  array, but it is very easy to overlook that feature in a quick glance at the code.